Theme Park Performance Venue to Be Named ‘KIDZ BOP Theater’
Multi-Year Agreement to Include Creation of Resort Theme Song, Annual Concerts, Co-Branded Music Videos and Coordinated Support for the Launch of the LEGO® NINJAGO® World Theme Park Land
NEW YORK – LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, today announced a multi-year alliance that will make KIDZ BOP the official music partner for the popular Central Florida theme park. The partnership announcement coincides with the launch of the eagerly anticipated LEGO® NINJAGO® World, an exciting new theme park land set to open Jan. 12, 2017, where kids will “become the ninja” in their very own martial arts adventure inspired by the long-running LEGO franchise.
To celebrate the Florida park’s expansion, The KIDZ BOP Kids recently recorded an original version of the high-energy LEGO NINJAGO [NIN-JAH-GO] theme song, “The Weekend Whip.” In its music video, The KIDZ BOP Kids are joined by brother-and-sister ninjas Kai and Nya [NEE-AH] while demonstrating five “signature” ninja hand moves guests can use to defeat villains and capture the high score on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, a groundbreaking attraction featuring technology never seen outside a LEGOLAND theme park. The video will debut Friday, Dec. 30, and play in-park at LEGO NINJAGO World.
KIDZ BOP music and imagery will be seen and heard throughout the Winter Haven, Fla., resort to entertain guests during their stay, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration for the multi-day vacation destination and music brand:
LEGOLAND Florida Resort will name its main performance venue “The KIDZ BOP Theater,” where The KIDZ BOP Kids will perform annually, along with other kid-friendly talent.
As the resort’s official music partner, KIDZ BOP will write and produce an original theme song for the Florida site, to be titled “Built for Kids.”
KIDZ BOP recently shot a music video and national TV commercial for their latest album, KIDZ BOP 34, on location at a LEGOLAND theme park.
A “Kids Go Free” coupon for a free child’s admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be included in all physical copies of the album.
The partnership also will be supported by extensive social media activations, including a sweepstakes in which one lucky fan will win a trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort to see The KIDZ BOP Kids perform.
“As the premier vacation destination built for kids, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is thrilled to join with the talented team at KIDZ BOP to deliver memorable musical experiences for our guests both inside the theme park and beyond,” said Rex Jackson, vice president of marketing and sales for LEGOLAND Florida Resort. “We look forward to showcasing KIDZ BOP in many creative ways together.”
“This partnership is the beginning of a tremendous collaboration that will bring KIDZ BOP to life in a completely new and meaningful entertainment experience,” said Victor Zaraya, president of KIDZ BOP. “We’re honored and thrilled to be working with LEGOLAND Florida Resort in this way and think that the next couple years are going to be a lot of fun for kids and families.”
The LEGOLAND partnership follows a milestone year for KIDZ BOP that included the brand’s 15th birthday, the debut of its first-ever fashion collection with children’s clothing brand Crazy 8, and its third annual “Life Of The Party” tour. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the seventh consecutive year, and KIDZ BOP 31 was the best-selling children’s album of 2016.
About LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Built for kids 2-12, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a multi-day vacation destination located just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa that includes an interactive, 150-acre theme park with more than 50 LEGO inspired rides, shows and attractions, a world-famous botanical garden, LEGOLAND Water Park and on-site accommodations with whimsical LEGO theming – LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL). For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida.
About KIDZ BOP
KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Over 17 million KIDZ BOP albums have sold since the family-friendly audio collection debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling music, popular KIDZ BOP Radio Channel on SiriusXM, music videos, consumer products and live tours. For more information, visit www.KIDZBOP.com.